Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SUICIDAL WORMS

April showers bring May flowers -- and they also bring out the worms.

It rained A LOT yesterday, and sure enough, this morning the driveway was full of suicidal worms. When the drive was wet, they probably thought it was a fine idea to wiggle out there and warm up, but now that the sun is out and the drive is drying -- so are they. And the dim bulbs (well, to be fair -- they have no real brains) just lie there and die.

I was coming back from taking the trash can to the curb and saw a BIG, FAT, GOOSHY worm near the garage and, I don't know what came over me, but I felt sorry for it. So I did something I never thought I'd do. I donned a gardening glove, picked it up, and placed it back in the dirt. Hey, worms are good for the garden, right? Nature's engineers and all that.

All I can say about the experience is ICK -- major ICK. But, hopefully s/he'll survive and reproduce and my garden will flourish, right?

Bird and worm If not, there're a lot of robins around looking for lunch.